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What will the healthcare system look like in 2030?

2 December 2016


The Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee discuss what a 'fit for purpose' healthcare system looks like in 2030 and how this will be delivered.


Tuesday 6 December, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am

  • Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health
  • Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Health

At 11.00am

  • Jim Mackey, Chief Executive of NHS Improvement
  • Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Care Quality Commission
  • Jackie Smith, Chief Executive, NMC
  • Professor Terrence Stephenson, Chair, GMC

At 12.00pm

  • Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice
  • The Rt Hon Lord Darzi of Denham
  • Sir Cyril Chantler, Former Chair of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, the King's Fund and the UCL Partners academic health science network

Tuesday 6 December, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 4.00pm

  • Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility

Possible questions

Questions to the witnesses include:

  • What assessment has been made of the likely changes in England's demography and the burden of disease over the longer-term, and what impact will these changes have on the health and social care systems by 2030?
  • Does the current system of centralised regulation support a sustainable NHS?
  • What impact is the lack of a social care settlement having on the sustainability of the health services?
  • How can the Government accommodate a growth in health spending?

Further information

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